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July 17th, 2016

[sticky post] List of my userpics by order added @ 01:48 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: productive
Soundtrack: I typed some of my userpic keywords into Dunc's Algomusic IIIb to see what randomized songs I'd get

As I've mentioned a while back, I plan on replacing some of my userpics with more legible versions. (even though I've procrastinated that for probably at least a year now...)

Since I knew that doing that will cause me to lose track of what order I added my userpics, I kept a list of my userpics in my profile in order added - but I'm starting to run out of room on my profile now, so I moved it here and reformatted it into a table that hopefully looks better than the old layout.

Note that this excludes the following:
- Old versions of these userpics
- Alternate versions of some of these that I made to protest SOPA/PIPA/ACTA/etc. a few years ago

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November 14th, 2024

Glossary of Matt1993isms @ 09:03 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: tired tired
Soundtrack: Dido - Sand in My Shoes

I finally got around to updating this glossary and moving it to a sticky post so that it wouldn't clutter up my profile and I could have LJ-cuts to jump to certain sections!

Although the whole point of these multiple LJ-cuts is for ease of navigation (i.e. if I reference a Matt1993ism in the definition of a Matt1993ism in a different section, I'd link to the proper section), I haven't had the time to actually go through and add all these links, so stay tuned for that. I also thought about adding artwork for certain entries *cough*/crazymegavideo/*cough*, so stay tuned for that too. :)

As I said in the old glossary, if you spot a Matt1993ism I used that I haven't defined here, or if FoxReplace messes up the "pucker up because it's time for lunch" entry again, etc., please let me know :)

EDIT: Added some more Matt1993isms and tags, but still need to add the links and artwork. I'm also pretty sure there was another Matt1993ism that I still forgot to add...

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May 13th, 2017

htemoC 3991ttaM @ 06:53 pm

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): DreamWidth
Right now I am annoyingly: accomplished
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising - Solo Menu (Viridi)

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.(egap eliforp no ofni erom ,niaga) stohsneercs ynnuf ym fo emos rof noitaripsni eht erew dna ynnuf yllaer era yeht ;(moc.rennurratsemoh no) tuo meht kcehc dluohs uoY .ekil eb lliw liam-E daB gnortS txen eht tahw gnirednow m'I ,won thgiR

Silly reference to my first entry ever aside, yes, I'm done copying all my LJ entries to DreamWidth! Well, except for community entries... and making sure that all of my entries copied over the way they're supposed to... I still have a long ways to go. My LJ was kind of a non-Euclidean mess already, and now I'm having to make sure that nothing looks too weird when it was transferred to DreamWidth. If you see anything that looks like it didn't copy over correctly, let me know.

Now I'm going to test to see what happens if I post a poll in a DW entry that gets cross-posted to LJ...


My apocalypse dreams never warned me about any of this... @ 02:22 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: scared scared
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising soundtrack - The War's End (sped up like when you're running out of time in Mario)

Okay, it's become ABUNDANTLY clear that EVERY community I've ever posted in on LJ is probably going to be gone by the end of the month, so this is definitely the best time (unless I can go back in time and do this several years ago...) for me to finally start creating a backup account on DreamWidth.

Dear owners/maintainers of _dreams_, add_me, asperger, corrupted_wish, goodbandnames, iwish, newfriends, omgrandom, randomthought, strongbademail, suggestions, synaesthesis, the_number_206, and even thequestionclub and ask_me_anything since I know I posted in at least one of those two (and also any community that I forgot I've posted in):


The sky is falling,

Before I create a DW account, though, I still have a few more questions:

- What happens to the userpics on my entries if I start having them be automatically copied over to DW before I upload the same userpics to DreamWidth? Will the keywords still be there so that if I upload userpics to DreamWidth with the same keywords, they'll show up where they're supposed to? (Does DW even use userpic keywords?)
- Can entries that are automatically transferred from LJ to DW be edited manually when they're on DreamWidth? Because I might have to if something in them doesn't get copied over.
- I want to backup my entries in my own journal AND my entries in LJ communities to DreamWidth so the latter won't be lost if when more communities I posted in disappear. I'm so desperate that I'll even copy every community entry over one by one if I have to (which I will have to for autism, anyway - via email notifications about comments on my entries there, because luckily I still have those), but is there any way to have that automatically be done? And if so, will the comments stay there?
- Which of the communities I mentioned do you think has the highest chance of being deleted anytime soon? That way I can start with those.

EDIT: Created my account on DW - my username is still matt1993. (Is there a way to link to a DW account from LJ or vice versa, like with the <lj> tag?) Anyway, I'm still setting up a lot of things on DW, but if I list you as a friend on LJ and I know your DreamWidth username, I added you there as well. If I didn't add you yet, then add me on DreamWidth and I'll add you back (if you have different LJ and DW usernames, tell me your DW username through LJ or vice versa). :)

May 9th, 2017

You have got to be pulling on my leg... @ 06:18 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: scared scared

ExplainXKCD.com, mezzacotta.net, and irregularwebcomic.net are all down at the same time?!

This is scaring me... now I feel the need to check all other websites I like (or at least the ones I mentioned here) to make sure they're still up. :(

April 30th, 2017

A bunch of random things I've been meaning to post for a while @ 09:57 pm

Soundtrack: not Queen Anne's Lace or Lady Prudence, unfortunately :(

So, last weekend my friend and I went to Scarborough Faire! It really felt like a trip back in time... to 2009. :P (2009 was the last time I was there, even though I apparently never posted about that time.) While I was there, I discovered a new band (Queen Anne's Lace) and new musician (Lady Prudence) that I really like, and even bought one CD of each!

...that I just discovered I can't listen to because the CD/DVD player in my computer apparently stopped working at some point between February and now. :(

(EDIT A DAY LATER: Got it working again with ellaina02's help! Yay! Future self, if you're reading this and having the same problem: I had to go to Device Manager and uninstall the CD drive, then restart Windows so it'd automatically reinstall. No more websites I like have gone down between my time and when you got to play Super Smash Bros. 5 at that Enya concert, have they?!)

And when I got home, I finally got to watch Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs! I've been wanting to see that ever since it came out eight years ago! :)

Also, I took this screenshot on Wednesday (I think), so it's a little outdated now, but:

I can't believe I joined LJ closer in time to when it launched than to the present. Why do I have the sudden urge to yell at kids to get off my lawn? :)

There were probably more things I wanted to post about but I forgot because I'm disappointed about not getting to listen to my new CDs yet. :(

April 15th, 2017

Slogan Generator @ 10:03 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: amused (and a lot better than earlier this week)

The Future's Bright. The Future's Matt1993.

Enter a word for your own slogan:

Generated by the Advertising Slogan Generator. Get more Matt1993 slogans.

Um, 1993 is not the future! :)

April 10th, 2017

Some more revisited quizzes @ 06:52 pm

Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising soundtrack - The War's End (because who am I kidding, no one else will ever post LJ entries that aren't about the migration anymore...)

Today is a completely uneventful day... or at least I'm going to have to try to convince myself of that if I want to stop completely freaking out.

Since this is a completely uneventful day, I'm going to finally get around to posting some things I've been meaning to post.

Here's some more of the results of when I revisited quizzes I first took years ago:

I don't know why I'm bothering to revisit all-you-have-to-do-is-enter-your-name quizzes, but this time around I got:
What will your Wanted poster say?
WANTED FOR: Baking a pie with a file inside to help get your lover out of prison
REWARD: All the corn you can eat!

Just how EVIL are you?
Last time I was 12% evil. Now it's 3% evil.

Still Judeo-Christian

Still General Hospital, but the marker was placed correctly this time

In other news, I finally got around to updating the list of amiibo I own in my LJ profile a while back - I just never posted about it until now.

And does anyone here remember the game Chip's Challenge? Well, this may be old news to some of you, but recently I found out that Chip's Challenge 2 was FINALLY released after so many years! :D

WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. @ 05:51 pm

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): apparently, a parallel universe where I'm famous
Right now I am annoyingly: WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising soundtrack - The War's End (if you see scary/apocalyptic video game music in the music tag, that usually means I'm worried about something. But sometimes it doesn't.)

Apparently I just posted one of the most popular entries on LJ. Which I guess is pretty easy to do if I'm one of the only people still posting to LJ at all...

So, hi new people! Sorry for all the inside jokes that would've made much more sense[citation needed] if you'd been here 7 or 8 years ago. Before you go asking me what "HWHD" or "WTCN" or whatever means, visit my FAQ and glossary of Matt1993isms (taking into account that the former is fairly up-to-date but the latter was last updated in 2011).

Anyway, onto the important stuff:

I THINK I read all of your comments. I know why people are moving to DreamWidth (well, NOW I know, but until now I'd heard a lot of seemingly different reasons and wasn't sure which, if any, were accurate), and I agree that it would be a good idea for me to create a backup journal on DreamWidth (or maybe another site) because who knows how long LJ will be around and how long anyone else will be on LJ at the rate things are going.

But at the same time, LiveJournal has been one of my favorite hobbies, if not my #1 favorite hobby, for over a third of my life (I'm 23, turning 24 in July, and have been active since February 2009 when I was 15½). So I am NOT going to leave LJ entirely. There is no way I can - it's just too much of a part of who I am, and I really hope that one day it goes back to the way it was.

I've finally decided that my plan is to have a LiveJournal AND a DreamWidth (or a LiveJournal AND an account on some other journal site). In fact, I would start creating my backup account RIGHT NOW if it weren't for the fact that I need to decide what site to backup my LJ to.

I'm going to need a site that has most, if not all, of the features that I use on LiveJournal - I want to make my DreamWidth (or whatever) similar enough to my LJ that it will be REALLY easy for me to adjust to using both.

This means I want to find a site with:
- A way to make TWO accounts. I've been wanting to make a separate journal on LJ for dreams for a long time - now that THIS just happened, when I finally get around to making a LJ dream journal, I'd want to have a backup of that on DreamWidth or whatever as well.
- The ability to use at least 116 userpics, because that's how many "regular" userpics I have right now. (I'd VERY strongly prefer the limit be significantly more than 116, though.)
- A way to make a profile and interests list similar to what LJ has.
- A friends page.
- A way to automatically backup my old entries and the comments on them to the new journal - with the mood, music, location, repost buttons, images, videos, tags, timestamps, friends-only status, custom friends groups, and probably something else I forgot intact. (A lot of you said DreamWidth lets you import entries and comments with most of these intact.) Or, at the very least, I need it to be possible to manually add whichever of these things would not automatically be transferred. (cactus_rs, you said that I'd lose images and videos - you don't mean that images and videos can't be used at all in entries on DW, do you? :( Though I guess I could just have the videos be replaced with the URLs for them if I have to...)
- A way to upload images similar to ScrapBook - and with them having the same privacy settings as entries.
- A way to have comments be screened.
- A way to make the journal style similar to the one I'm using here. By this I just mean I don't want it to be TOO drastically different - I think any yellow layout would work. And this only applies to my journal - other pages on whatever site I backup my LJ to don't have to look anything like LJ in terms of design as long as the features I need are there.
- Probably something else I forgot. I'll edit this entry if I remember anything else.

How many of these features does DreamWidth have? Does another site have more of these features? Am I making any sense whatsoever? (I've been misunderstood a lot before. I REALLY hope that doesn't happen here...)

April 9th, 2017

I don't WANT to leave LJ! @ 10:00 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: upset

Now that I know a lot of people are leaving LJ and moving to DreamWidth now, I feel the need to make a probably incoherent ramble about how I really don't want to have to move to DreamWidth, or even create a backup journal on DreamWidth just because everyone else is. (Unless there's a way to transfer ALL of my old entries and ALL of the comments on them there, because I'm a nostalgic guy who likes having a LJ because I get to look back at old entries and comments from several years ago and DO NOT want to lose that, especially not while I'm still not done with my trip through memory lane / catching up on things I'd went on a hiatus from checking) So if you're moving to DreamWidth or another site, PLEASE don't leave LJ entirely, okay?

This is making me so sad... In 2015 or so, LJ was already a lot less active than it used to be - now it feels like everyone who hasn't already left is leaving! :(


Tidbits of Matt's Life

This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!